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Local History News
June 17, 2009
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From the Blog

Reduced Operating Expenses (3 new messages) Is undercapitalization of core services tied to public opinion about what nonprofits should be able to do on a shoestring?

(1 new message) The recipe for cultivating a growing fan base online includes the ability for fans to contribute, instigating new discussions frequently, and advertising the space's existence.

Employment Opportunities

Executive Director
Renville County Historical Society and Museum in Morton MN seeks executive director. Bachelor's degree in history or related field and 3-5 years experience with a historical society/nonprofit desirable. due June 24, 2009.

Education Coordinator
Carver County Historical Society in Waconia MN seeks an Education Coordinator. BA in history or education required, experience working in nonprofit desired. 30 hours a week with anticipated growth to full time in 2010, includes medical, dental, and PERA. Contact Wendy Biorn for full job description or to apply.

Executive Director
Nisswa MN Chamber of Commerce seeks Executive Director to manage staff, events, membership, finances, and marketing. Applications due June 20, 2009, to Colleen Tollefson, 651-297-2635.

Executive Director
Rock County Historical Society in Janesville WI seeks Executive Director. Applications due June 21, 2009 to Richard Ellingson.

Executive Director
Muscatine History and Industry Center in Muscatine IA seeks Executive Director. BA/BS and five years experience or MA and 2 years experience desired. Applications due June 23, 2009.

Continuing Education

Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
The 29th annual Minnesota Statewide Preservation Conference will be held September 17-18, 2009 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen MN. Register.

Collection Care for Beginners
Carriage House Museum in Story City IA hosts "Collection Care for Beginners" on Monday August 17, 2009. Register through the Iowa Museum Association website.

Collections Care on Exhibit
Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji IA hosts "Collections Care On Exhibit" on Monday September 14, 2009. Learn how to make archival boxes, mounts, exhibit labels, and more. Register through the Iowa Museum Association website.

Northern States July Classes
Northern States Conservation Center offers the following classes in July:


H1N1 Health Information for Camps
Minnesota Department of Health has useful information on H1N1 (popularly known as 'swine flu') for those holding camps this summer. Historical organizations often host their own day camps or provide tours for other camps.

Storage Shelving Available
Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest offers 21 metal shelving units of varying size at minimal cost, and to be picked up after June 22. For details or to reserve, contact Julie Tarshish.

Interpreter and Planner available
The summer 2009 issues of the Minnesota History Interpreter and Preservation Planner are now online.

Fund Your Mission

Green Building Grants
Kresge Foundation offers challenge grants to support environmental construction and renovation of nonprofit and government-owned buildings.

Do History Here

Parlor Music in St. Peter
Hear popular home music at the E. St. Julien Cox House in St. Peter MN on Saturday June 20, 2009. Contact Marilyn Robertz, 507-934-3883.

Fundraiser in Chaska
Help the Carver County Historical Society at a benefit wine and beer tasting at 7 p.m. on Thursday June 18, 2009 at Dolce Vita Wine Shop in Chaska.

Walking Tour in Jordan
Scott County Historical Society provides a walking tour of Water Street in Jordan MN on Wednesday July 18, 2009 at 8 p.m.

Luxembourg History in St. Cloud
Learn about the contributions of Luxembourgers in Minnesota from Gretchen Leisen and Keven Wester at the Stearns History Museum on Wednesday June 24, 2009 at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Lunch in Duluth
St. Louis County Historical Society's Lunch with the History People presents historian Denis Gardner on historic bridges of Minnesota on Thursday July 16, 2009 at noon in the Depot.

First Lady book talk in Stillwater
Washington County Historical Society presents David Grabitske on his new biography, "Six Miles from St. Paul: the family and society of Sarah Jane Sibley" on Saturday June 27, 2009, 10 a.m., at the Town Hall at Boutwell's Landing in Oak Park Heights MN.


Field Note

Legends sometimes take on a life of their own and create part of the context for history. Two that spring to Minnesotans' minds are Paul Bunyan and Babe, but another might be a notorious three-legged wolf that is based on a true story. Legends can form the basis for fun and popular programming.
In this Issue...
- From the Blog
- Employment Opportunities
- Continuing Education
- News
- Fund Your Mission
- Do History Here


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